Exclusive extracts from this 64-page-long report:
- Who are the key players?
The companies analysed in the report rank among the world's largest packaged food specialists but have very different profiles. Nestlé is, by far, the largest foodmaker, with a highly diversified portfolio, much like direct competitor Pepsico. Except for fast-moving consumer goods giant Unilever, all other groups are food specialists, focused on up to four or five major segments (snacks, dairy, breakfast cereals, sauces, etc.). [...]
Groups analysed in this report include: Nestlé, Pepisco, Danone, Mondelez, General Mills, Grupo Bimbo, Ajinomoto, Tingyi, Total Produce and Bonduelle.
- What are the players' strategies?
Nestlé has pursued a series of divestments in order to improve profitability and realign its global brand portfolio to evolving market trends. The company is particularly focusing on high-growth segments such as coffee, infant nutrition, bottled water and pet care, as well as fast-growing geographies. Likewise, PepsiCo has been adapting to growing demand for healthier nutrition by developing healthier product lines. It also recently acquired Bare Foods and Health Warrior in the US to strengthen itself on the healthy snacking segment. […]
- What are the players' key growth and profitability drivers?
External growth strategies have been a major driver of revenue growth for leading food groups. Bonduelle in 2017 saw its sales jump 21% following the acquisition of Ready Pac Foods; Grupo Bimbo's overseas takeovers (Bimbo QSR, Ready Roti, Grupo Adghal and Donuts Iberia) contributed to its 6% revenue growth; and Ireland's Total Produce will nearly double in size following the acquisition of a 45% stake in Dole, one of the world's top 3 fruit and vegetables producers. [...]